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Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuring Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. Bergasse makes his Broadway debut as a choreographer with the production. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of On The Town are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. Check out photos of the marquee at the newly named Lyric below!

The Bronx is up, the Battery's down, and three sailors are hoping to get just a little bit lucky on their one day of leave in the Big Apple. From the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Coney Island to Times Square and Carnegie Hall, On The Town zigzags through New York City as the sailors and the three high-spirited young women they meet chase love, dreams, and each other during an unforgettable day in the city that never sleeps. The classic score features the standards "New York, New York," "I Can Cook Too," "Lonely Town," and "Some Other Time" and will be played in this production with their original orchestrations, performed by what will be the largest orchestra on Broadway, with 28 musicians led by musical director James Moore (Follies, Ragtime).

The cast will be led by Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line), Jay Armstrong Johnson (The New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd, Hands On A Hardbody, Hair), and Clyde Alves (Bullets Over Broadway, Nice Work If You Can Get It) - as the sailors on 24-hour shore leave who take on the Big Apple - with Megan Fairchild (New York City Ballet Principal Dancer), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot) and Elizabeth Stanley (Company) as the women who steal their hearts. Fairchild, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, will make her Broadway debut playing 'Ivy Smith.'

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Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

Up on the Marquee: ON THE TOWN at the Newly Named Lyric Theatre
Marquee unveiling for the Lyric Theatre

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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